Ptilobactrum neavei

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Ptilobactrum neavei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Flies
Suborder: Aschiza
Family: Syrphidae
Subfamily: Microdontinae
Genus: Ptilobactrum
Species: P. neavei
Binomial name
Ptilobactrum neavei
Bezzi, 1915


Following the key of Cheng and Thompson (2008), Ptilobactrum has abdomen short, conical, about twice as long as wide; head much wider than thorax; male basoflagellomere covered with long pile, greatly elongate, 4 or more times longer than scape; arista reduced, short, thick; scape long; scutellum unarmed; metatibia without long pile along dorsal edge, forming a distinct brush; and vein R4+5 with an appendix extending posteriorly into cell R4+5.






  • Reemer M. 2014. A review of Microdontinae (Diptera: Syrphidae) of Surinam, with a key to the Neotropical genera. Tijdschr Entomol. 157(1):27–57.
  • Reemer, M. & G. Stahls 2013. Phylogenetic relationships of Microdontinae (Diptera: Syrphidae) based on molecular and morphological characters. Systematic Entomology 38 (4): 661-688.
  • Shannon, R.C. 1927. A review of the South American two-winged flies of the family Syrphidae. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 70(9)[2658], 34 p. [1927.04.29]